This month, Imran Khan would dissolve the assemblies of Punjab and K-P.
The chairman of the PTI has once more extended an offer to hold talks with the government regarding early elections and has instructed lawmakers to begin campaigning.
Imran Khan, a former prime minister and the current chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, made the following statement in LAHORE: “We would dissolve the legislatures in K-P and Punjab this month.” Khan was addressing his provincial MPs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
On Saturday, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan bemoaned the fact that his offer for negotiations with the current coalition government was turned down by K-P MPs while addressing them via video link from his home in Zaman Park in Lahore.
When asked about his earlier request to the administration to hold talks about the upcoming elections, he stated, “My offer was made in good faith for the sake of our nation.” He was referring to the fact that he had extended the invitation.
“We had conveyed to the government that if it was willing to hold talks on the date of the election then we would sit with them otherwise we will very soon dissolve the assemblies and head towards elections,” he warned. “We had conveyed to the government that if it was willing to hold talks on the date of the election then we would sit with them.”
Imran, on the other hand, did not specify a date for the dissolution of the assembly; rather, he merely instructed the MPs to return to their respective districts and get ready for the elections. “I had been given the authority to decide when to dissolve legislatures by the parliamentary parties, and both the chief ministers of K-P and Punjab gave their complete support in this connection,” he said. “It was my responsibility to decide when to do so.”
He reaffirmed that Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi has granted him permission to make a decision about the dissolution of the provincial legislature in the province of Punjab.
“He [CM Elahi] is standing with me and will disband assembly on my call,” the Speaker of the House said.
He also stated that the administration would be powerless to prevent general elections from taking place if the elections were to be held in 66 percent of the country after the legislatures were dissolved.
The former prime minister also stated that he was not in a hurry for the early elections and added that the PTI will win the election “since its popularity is at its peak” regardless of when it was held.
He made the observation that the public were dissatisfied with the performance of this government after seven months, and he predicted that they would vote against them in the upcoming elections. “However, the country’s worsening economic situations necessitate that early elections should be held as it was the only solution to the problems we were facing,” he added. “This was the only way to solve the issues we were dealing with.”
He issued a warning that the current authorities will be unable to undo the damage they have caused if the economic problems are not resolved as soon as possible.
Imran stated that all areas of the economy were forecast to see a decrease, and that both domestic and international investors had lost faith in the government’s ability to stabilise the economy. He continued by saying, “It does not have a road map to confront the enormous economic issues.”
“As a result, the ruling elite are apprehensive about holding early elections because they believe they will lose.” After being defeated in the elections, they will leave the country once more,” he went on to say.
He asserted that the coalition government had only one strategy, which was to file lawsuits against the leaders of the PTI, to attempt to have him disqualified, and to harass the party workers. “The only success that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has had in the last seven months is that they have been successful in obtaining relief for themselves in corruption cases,” he went on to say.
Imran issued instructions to the members of parliament to organise demonstrations in support of the jailed PTI Senator Azam Swati. He also stated that everyone in the country should participate in demonstrations against arrests because this might happen to anyone.
He stated that what had occurred to the senator affiliated with the PTI was the highest level of tyranny possible. “He was tortured over a single tweet; in other nations, people have the right to express their thoughts. In accordance with the directives of ‘Dirty Harry,’ he was subjected to severe forms of abuse, and after that, his privacy was violated when an undesirable film was made public. He continued by saying that the individuals who had taken Swati to Quetta had made a mockery of Pakistan’s judicial system.
Imran issued a warning that if anything were to happen to Swati, they would pursue everyone who was guilty for his imprisonment. He also questioned the legitimacy of the judicial system, stating that “if it does not safeguard the rights of people, then who will?” Imran’s group
Discussions regarding the dissolution of the assemblies have been concluded.
In the meantime, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has concluded its discussions on the dissolution of the provincial assemblies in the provinces of Punjab and K-P “since it has become obvious that the country is heading towards snap polls.”
The leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Fawad Chaudhry, addressed the media on Saturday and stated that given the current state of Pakistan’s economy, the country simply cannot afford any additional postponement of general elections.
As a result of the dissolution of the Punjab and KP assemblies, he brought attention to the fact that the Election Commission is required to hold elections for 567 of the total 859 seats. “We hope that all institutions, including the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), will do their constitutional duty and ensure free and fair elections in the country,” he added. “ECP” stands for the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The leader of the PTI stated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) also needs to perform its constitutional responsibility in order to ensure that the rule of law and justice are being implemented throughout the country.
Fawad, when asked to comment on the role that the military establishment plays, stated that the establishment needs to reevaluate its policy and decide whether or not it wants the country to prosper or remain on the list of under-developed countries.
According to him, a gathering of the Sindh parliamentary party is going to take place today (which is Saturday).
“Our decision making has been completed, and all legal and constitutional experts are of the view that no barrier, neither governor’s rule nor regime change, is achievable in Punjab or K-P,” he said despite the fact that the decision making process had been completed.